Voorhees & Kulasinghe | JQ Whitcomb's Woody Shaw Project
20th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights
Sponsored by Southwest Gastroenterology Associates
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Violinist Muni Kulasinghe and drummer Jefferson Voorhees- two of the most creative forces in Albuquerque on their respective instruments-first met and played with each other over a decade ago. Shortly thereafter, Kulasinghe co-founded the popular band, Le Chat Lunatique and Voorhees began projects leading to his current band, Pray For Brain. Each of their respective projects consumed much of their creative time until recently when circumstances brought them together again to play as a duet. Tonight they present their dynamic improvisational collaboration. Trumpeter and composer J.Q. Whitcomb returns to Outpost with a concert that pays tribute to virtuoso trumpeter, Woody Shaw, who has been described as "a sparkling trumpeter whose clean lines and forthright attack shimmered with life and invention." Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, Whitcomb holds a B.M. in Jazz Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Marcus Belgrave and Kenny Davis. He also earned a B.A. in Chinese Language from Oberlin College and spent eight years living and performing in Shanghai, China. Whitcomb shared stages with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Robin Eubanks, Clark Terry, and many others and since returning to Santa Fe, he formed his group, Five Below, and has played with the flamenco-jazz quartet, Tierra Sonikete and jazz-funk trio, What the What. Tonight he is joined by Ben Finberg, trombone; John Rangel, piano; and Andy Zadrozny, drums.